Websites - Primary
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CBI Interactive Whiteboard Project - DEC, ICS, CESI
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Useful Websites: Primary
Below are some of the websites used by teachers in the CBI Project. I have also included weblinks shared by other teachers using IWBs
- From Yorkshire, http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/index.htm
- Snaith Primary School's "Thinking Things" - the sections on History
are particularly good
- Ambleside School in Cumbria has a very useful website. Its 'older' site at http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/index.htm is still used by many teachers. The site has lots of links and activities, particularly for Numeracy and Literacy.
- There is a wonderful collection of freeware activities (some online, some downloadable) at http://www.senteacher.org/main/files.php I particularly liked 'Touch Chimes' (for Music). Maths, ICT, Art, English and Science are also covered
- For Literacy, Maths and Science Activities, visit http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/ (thank you, Peter!). They even have interactive jokes and games!
- Starfall (http://www.starfall.com/) is an excellent resource (good for Literacy and Auditory Discrimination) for young readers.
- Equally good is Scholastic's "Clifford the Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks" at http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm
- ActivityVillage http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ has colouring pages, educational resources, kids crafts, puzzles, printables, Sudoku etc.
- I am very happy to link to SeomraRanga http://www.seomraranga.com because (a) it links to us! and (b) it has a wealth of resources for the Irish classroom. Most of the resources are Doc or PDFs but can readily adapted for CBI. Many thanks to the Teacher behind this site.
- Teachnet at www.teachnet.ie is a great place to see how other Irish teachers have implemented an ICT-enabled approach in their classrooms
- Topmarks http://topmarks.co.uk/ has IWB resources for a range of subjects. There may be a UK bias, but useful nonetheless. Many are Flash which means they are not IWB platform specific.
- Coxhoe Primary School in Durham has provided an excellent set of subject-specific links. Again, the bias is UK (e.g. PSHE instead of our SPHE) but this is a list many of our teachers use as their preferred Internet Portal ...see http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk/Curriculum/Curriculum.htm
- PrimaryGames sells a range of curriculum CDs. However, much of their material is available (if watermarked) online at http://www.primarygames.co.uk/
- Crickweb has Flash-based resources at http://www.crickweb.co.uk for Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, R.E., D.T., I.C.T, French and Spanish
- The Welsh NGfL 'Virtual Teaching Centre' at http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home has resources for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 (and upwards). These are generally Flash based, such as the CVC Machine
- Use a Gaming Approach! Multiplication.com at http://multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm has plenty of entertainment and, hopefully, an equal share of education! The site also has PDF Flashcards
- Primary Resources is another UK site that shares lots of Flash resources, mainly for English, Maths and Science (but the online Drum Kit is great too!) ...see http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/index.htm
- For Online Racing Games - based on Arithmetic - visit http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
- The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits is online at http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/ (this site uses Flash). There is also a very good guide (a research dissertation?) to the pedagogical theory behind the Blobz site at http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/documents/BlobzGuide_Report.pdf
- The Virtual Body is at http://www.ehc.com/vbody.asp
(very nice for DnD to re-assemble, e.g., the skeleton)
- There are ‘What you need to know about …Biology’ links to
Virtual Dissections at http://biology.miningco.com/cs/dissections/
…such as http://www.froguts.com/demo/ (walk-through demo).
- A comprehensive list of subject-by-subject weblinks (from 2007) is shared by a teacher on http://forum.educationposts.ie/viewtopic.php?id=5638
Please note that the content of external sites can change. Also you must assume your own liability for any malware that may be transmitted in visiting these sites. Having said that, I have looked at each of these sites (May 2009) and they all appear to be valid, educational resources